New FAA hangar policy causing confusion

Two weeks after the FAA unveiled its draft policy for allowed uses in hangars at airports that receive federal grant funding, much confusion has emerged regarding the overall effect of the policy and what it means for hangar tenants. That’s particularly true for homebuilders, who have heard conflicting stories about what it means for building an aircraft in an airport hangar, according to officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).

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Video: Is Space X’s Elon Musk looking to aircraft for his next project?

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Elon Musk appeared on The Colbert Report on July 24. At the 1:50 mark of this video he says, “Aircraft should be vertical take-off and landing.” Could a Musk revolution being coming to aviation?

It would be pretty exciting to see what the man who brought us PayPal, Tesla cars and Space X rocketry could do in the aircraft market.

First photos of FlightDesign C4 proof of concept released

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Flight Design’s John Gilmore sent along these first views of the C4 proof of concept aircraft. He reports the first flight team is getting the systems, controls and instrumentation in place for the maiden flight. Additional work is being done on the other POC aircraft for occupant protective dynamic testing and for any additional static testing required.

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